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                                                                                           THE FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAILY IN FREE KUWAIT
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NO. 14088                                                                                                          THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 / RAMADAN 30, 1431 AH                                                                                                        52 PAGES          150 FILS

Kuwait, Japan sign pact on nuclear energy
                     Other Voices                                                                                                                                                           Eid holidays                             Deals seen in 5-year MOC
                                                                                                                                                                                            begin Friday                     TOKYO, Sept 8, (KUNA): Kuwait on Wednesday inked a bilater-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             al agreement with Japan for cooperation on the peaceful use of
                                                                                                                                                                                            KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8,             nuclear energy covering issues such as expertise exchange, human

    These are the days we alternate among people                                                                                                                                            (Agencies): The Crescent
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sighting Authority of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kuwait’s Ministry of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             resource development, nuclear safety, following similar deals with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             France and the US earlier this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The memorandum of cooperation (MOC) was signed by Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             General of the Kuwait National Nuclear Energy Committee
                  By Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli                                                 We respect the views of Al-          distribute them in a mosque supervised by the state!          Justice announced Wed-
                                                                                                                                                                                            nesday     evening       that    (KNNEC) Dr. Ahmad Bishara and Director General of Japan’s
                   Former Minister of Oil                                              Banna in terms of freedom of           This has been happening in Kuwait — a country that                                             Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Katsuhiro Hosoi at a cer-
                                                                                       expression     and     thought.        practices maximum tolerance in dealing with vari-             Thursday will be the last        emony held at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry here.
    A FRIEND gave me five chapters of a book on the                                    However, we cannot tolerate            ous Islamic groups, which turned out to be oppo-              day of the holy month of
    founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt —                                                                                                                                                                                According to a five-year deal, which can be extended, the areas
                                                                                       any attempt to politicize and          nents of the government.                                      Ramadan, which means,            of cooperation include preparation, planning and promotion of
    Hassan Al-Banna — when I visited a Ramadan                                         militarize our mosques. Al-              In Syria, radical groups like Hamas and Hezbollah           Friday will be the first day     nuclear power development while promoting the highest interna-
    diwaniya recently. A mosque supervised by the                                      Banna has been propagating             politically support the Syrian government from a              of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday       tionally recognized standards of nuclear non-proliferation, safety
    Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has                                  the idea of militarizing and           regional side. Nevertheless, the Syrian government            in Kuwait, according to a        and security.
    distributed copies of these five chapters to the pub-                              deeply politicizing the Islamic        has intensified its efforts over the last months to           statement issued by the             The scope of the cooperation includes training, human resources
    lic. Everyone knows the ministry has been taken                                    society. His books and that of         limit the power of conservative Islamists and pre-            ministry.                        and infrastructure development, and the appropriate application of
    hostage by Islamic groups in Kuwait, including the                                 Sayyed Qutub are being mar-            serve the secular identity.                                      “As the crescent sight-       nuclear power generation and related technology, in accordance
    Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis. Are the ministry                                   keted as Islamic books at the                                                                        ing authority failed to          with evolving IAEA guidance and standards on milestones for
                                                                        Al-Baghli                                               Al-Qubaisat, a religious group for women, was
    officials and their masters, who have been receiving                               Social Reform Society’s book                                                                         observe the crescent this        infrastructure development.
    allowances and rewards, aware of this fact?                    fair and other bookshops but it is unacceptable to                        Continued on Page 8                               Continued on Page 8                                     Continued on Page 8


World slams
Quran ‘burn’
                                                     Disgraceful: US
  Jobless begin
                                                    PARIS, Sept 8, (Agen-
  journey home                                      cies): The planned mass
                                                    burning of copies of the
  SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates,                    Holy Quran in the US
  Sept 8, (AP): The hidden face of the              state of Florida drew
  Emirates’ economic crunch is in
  places such as Industrial Zone 18                 worldwide condemnation
  and the ramshackle compound for                   Wednes-day, with the
  about 700 migrant workers within.                 Vatican saying it would
  For more than six months, they have               be “an outrageous and
  lived on charity, fought off rats and             grave gesture”.
  slept amid piles of trash after a con-              Secretary of State Hillary
  struction company abruptly closed                 Clinton, the most senior US
  and left them jobless.                            official to speak out against
     Their limbo highlights the plight              the burning scheduled for the
  of tens of thousands of other import-             anniversary of the September
  ed laborers in once-booming Dubai                 11 attacks, branded the plan
  and surrounding areas who have lost
  work because of the economic
  downturn. Many have been
  marooned in camps lacking basics
                                                      Iftar, Eid prayers
  such as food and sanitation as they               Iftar ...............Thursday...1801
  struggle to find new jobs or a way                Eid prayers...Friday........0545
     In the Al Sajaa camp in Sharjah —
  the emirate just north of Dubai — the             by a little known evangelical
  journey back began this week.                     church as “disgraceful”.
  Hundreds finally started returning                   EU foreign affairs chief
  home to India, Pakistan and else-                 Catherine Ashton roundly con-
  where with tickets purchased by                   demned the planned act, while                 Muslims from various countries break their fast with the traditional Iftar meal during Ramadan at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sept 7. (AP)
  United Arab Emirates authorities                  Arab League chief Amr Mussa
  from the company’s deposits.                      dubbed the church leader
     The Al Sajaa struggle marks one
  of the most prolonged and desperate
                                                    Pastor Terry Jones a “fanatic”
                                                    and told AFP he was urging
                                                                                                                                               ‘Americans don’t surrender rights when they travel’
  cries for help from abandoned work-               Americans to oppose the

                                                                                            US suit seeks to end device searches
  ers. It also throws a harsh light on the          “destructive approach”.
  conditions in some of the labor                      Jones’s      Dove      World
  camps dotting the country — which                 Outreach Center in Gainesville,
  have brought both outcry from rights              Florida, has vowed to mark
  groups and pledges for reforms and                Saturday’s ninth anniversary of
  better oversight by UAE officials.                the September 11 attacks by                                                                               NEW YORK, Sept 8, (AP): Civil rights lawyers sued the gov-         Defense Lawyers filed the lawsuit on behalf of the National
     “People see the buildings and                  burning Qurans as they remem-                                                                             ernment Tuesday to stop authorities from snooping in the lap-      Press Photographers Association, criminal defense lawyers and
  roads and malls, but they don’t feel              ber almost 3,000 people killed                       ‘Final approval soon’                                tops, cell phones and cameras of international travelers without   the student: Pascal Abidor, a 26-year-old French-American cit-
  the sadness and struggles of the                  by Al-Qaeda hijackers.                                                                                                                                                       izen whose laptop computer was confiscated at the Canadian
  workers that built them,” said                                                                                                                              probable cause.
                                                       The Vatican’s Pontifical
  Shoukath Ali Eroth, who heads an
  aid group focusing on labor camps
                                                    Council for Interreligious
                                                    Dialogue said in a statement,
                                                                                            China OKs Kuwait refinery                                            The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in Brooklyn
                                                                                                                                                              against the Department of Homeland Security as well as US
                                                                                                                                                              customs and immigration authorities. The government did not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The civil rights groups said photographers regularly travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 abroad with cameras, laptops and media storage devices to
  that house construction crews and                 “Each religion, with its respec-        BEIJING, Sept 8, (RTRS): China has granted environmental
  others in the UAE and around the                                                                                                                            immediately return a message seeking comment.                      cover global news stories and rely on their ability to communi-
                                                    tive sacred books, places of            clearance and okayed a technical review of an $8.7 billion           The lawsuit says more than 6,500 people have had their elec-    cate confidentially with sources. They said many of the defense
  Gulf.                                             worship and symbols, has the            refinery and petrochemical joint venture between Sinopec and
     As Ali Eroth walked through the                                                                                                                          tronic devices searched as they crossed US borders since           lawyers have similar confidentiality concerns as they travel
                                                    right to respect and protection”.       Kuwait, paving the way for final state approval soon.             October 2008. Nearly half of those searched were US citizens.      abroad with laptops, blackberries and cell phones.
  camp, he was mobbed by workers                       The Vatican council said                The venture, to be built in southern coastal city Zhanjiang,      In May, a graduate student in Islamic Studies at McGill           The lawsuit says policies adopted by US government agen-
           Continued on Page 8                      “deplorable acts of violence”           includes a 300,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery and a 1 mil-                                                                       cies permit the search of all electronic devices that “contain
                                                                                                                                                              University in Montreal was detained for several hours as his
                                                    like those in New York and              lion tonnes-per-year ethylene complex, at a cost in line with     electronic devices were searched, the suit says. The encounter     information,” including laptops, cameras, mobile phones,
                                                    Washington could not be coun-           previous estimates of around $9 billion.                          badly frightened the student, according to the suit.               `smart’ phones and data storage devices.
                                                    teracted by such acts.                     “With both the MEP clearance and the technical review, it         The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil            The policies are particularly invasive since electronic
▼             US$/KD 0.28770/80                          Continued on Page 8                                    Continued on Page 8                           Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal                                   Continued on Page 8
▼               Euro/KD 0.3672

■               Yen/KD 0.0034                                                                                                              No one hurt in                        ‘Hair an indicator                                    Newswatch
▼             British £/KD 0.4462
                                                                                                                                           forest landing                        of heart attacks’
▲ KS E   +3.7 pts at closing, Sept 8
                 See Page 41                                                                                                               MOSCOW, Sept 8, (AP):                                                                 KANO, Nigeria: Suspected members of an Islamist sect that
                                                                                                                                           Russia’s top investigative            OTTAWA, Sept 8, (AFP): High lev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 launched an uprising last year have attacked a prison in northern
                                                                                                                                           agency has launched a probe           els of the stress hormone cortisol in
▲ Dow     +46.32 pts at closing, Sept 8
                                                                                                                                           into the emergency landing of a       hair may be a strong predictor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nigeria, freeing hundreds of inmates and fighting a fierce gun bat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tle with authorities.
                 See Page 42                                                                                                                                                     heart attacks months in advance, said
                                                                                                                                           passenger jet that rolled into a                                                         Authorities said more than 700 prisoners were freed in the attack
                                                                                                                                           forest without hurting anyone,        Canadian researchers in the journal             blamed on the Boko Haram sect, also known as the Nigerian Taleban,
▲ Nasdaq      +19.98 pts at closing, Sept 8                                                                                                officials said Wednesday.             Stress.                                         including all 150 alleged sect members being held at the jail.
                                                                                                                                              The Tupolev Tu-154 airliner           Issues such as jobs, marital or                 Bauchi state police commissioner Danlami Yar’Adua reported
                                                                                                                                                                                 financial problems are linked to an             four people killed, including a soldier, a police officer and two res-
▲ FTSE    +21.92 pts at closing, Sept 8
                                                                                                                                           was carrying 72 passengers and
                                                                                                                                           nine crew when it suffered an         increased risk for developing cardio-           idents. Twenty inmates were re-arrested, he said, while another 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 suspected sect members were also detained. (AFP)
                                                                                                                                           electrical     system    failure      vascular disease, including heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ❑          ❑          ❑
▼ Nikkei    -201.40 pts at closing, Sept 8                                                                                                 Tuesday while flying from the         attacks.
                                                                                                                                           northern Siberian town of                But until now a biological marker            NEW YORK: A videotape shows the alleged mastermind of a plot
                                                                                                                                           Polyarnyi to Moscow.                  was not available to measure chronic            to bomb New York synagogues and shoot down military planes
▼ Gold    $1,255.00 per oz (London)                                                                                                           The pilot managed to               stress and so predict — several                 practicing with a shoulder missile launcher and praying two weeks
                                                                                                                                           descend from the cruising alti-       months in advance — who may be                  before the planned attack.
▲        NYMEX crude $75.25 per barrel                                                                                                     tude of 10,000 meters (33,000         most at risk of a heart attack.                    The tape played for a jury Tuesday at the federal trial of James
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cromitie and three other men capture a paid FBI informant giving
                                                                                                                                           feet), spot an abandoned mili-           “Traditionally, cortisol has been
▲        Brent crude $78.62 per barrel                                                                                                     tary air base and land.               measured in serum, urine, and saliva.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 him a crash course in a bugged warehouse in Connecticut — part
                                                    A Russian passenger Tupolev (TU-154) stands in a forest near a neglected                                                                                                     of an elaborate sting in 2009.
           3-month $ LIBOR rate 0.29%               airport outside the village of Izhma in Russia’s far northern Komi region on              But the air base’s runway                  Continued on Page 8                                           Continued on Page 8
                                                                                     Sept 8. (AFP)                                              Continued on Page 8

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